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Monday, February 25, 2013

It came from Pinterest

Like everyone else, I'm addicted Pinterest...the good and the bad. 

I can easily get sucked in looking at clothes, crafts, nurseries, gardens, and of course FOOD. 

I'll admit that I used to go thru my cookbooks on Sundays looking for new recipes for the week, now I'm on my Ipad looking at what I've pinned.  I thought I would give you some of the recipes that I've pinned that have actually been very tasty. 

Italian Chicken - It was pretty good. 

The link that it goes to is actually incorrect - Here is the correct directions -
Crockpot Italian Chicken: 4 chicken breasts, 1 packet Zesty Italian dressing seasoning, 1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened), 2 cans cream of chicken soup; Cook on low for 4 hours. If sauce is too thick, add a little milk. Serve over pasta.

I made my own additions - I added garlic and diced onions because, well I add garlic and diced onions to everything.  I also added button mushrooms.  I still think it needed something.  Next time I would add broccoli or canned artichokes or something else.  It needed more veggies for me. 

This is hands on the easiest dish and actually pretty tasty. 

Here are the directions from Pinterest - 4 raw chicken breasts, new potatoes, green beans. Arrange in 9x13 dish. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix and then top with a melted stick of butter. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Enjoy!

I added mushrooms to this original version, what can I say I love mushrooms.  I have also made a version where I did various fresh vegetables - peppers, onions, mushrooms, squash, and broccoli instead of potatoes and green beans and served it with a side of pasta. 

Crockpot Beef Stroganoff - I made right before Miles was born and made it again shortly after.  Its pretty tasty.  But a couple of pointers... 1.  don't add the noodles to the crockpot.  If you have left overs your noodles are mushy.  2.  I preferred using stew meat.  I used cube steak the 2nd time, I didn't like how it broke down in the dish.  But that's just me.  3. Of course I added garlic. 

Mexicon Dip - I've made this 3 times for parties.  Its yummy, but is spicy.  It gets spicier the long you let it sit. 

Directions from Pinterest - Mexicorn Dip - 2 cans Mexicorn, 1 can hot Rotel, 2 cups shredded cheddar, 6 green onions (sliced), + 1 cup each mayo and sour cream.

Everyone and their mom has made these amazing treats... if you haven't do it.  So good.  I add raisins and dried cranberries to mine. 

Finally, I made these last night... 

Skinny Sour Cream Enchiladas - they were good.  I generally don't like enchiladas but one of my fellow military wives brought us some after Miles was born and I seriously devoured them.  This recipe looked somewhat similar to what I thought was in hers (since I haven't gotten my hands on her recipe yet).  These were different, but they were super tasty.  I can't wait to see some leftovers this afternoon. 

So there is just a couple of the recipes that we've tried from Pinterest that were actually good.  I'll admit I've had a few that weren't that great.  I may share those as well. 

Anyone else have some good Pinterest recipes they want to share :)


AEOT said...

I've done two pinterest recipe roundups if you have time to look at my blog. We definitely have found some great recipes and repeatedly go back for a few of them (we're having the butter chicken tonight and did the mongolian beef with broccoli last night). I do have to say that I think there are a LOT of ways to add in veggies which many of the recipes desperately need!!!

Caitlin MidAtlantic said...

I added two boards to my Pinterest so I can remember things I loved - and things I hated! Pin for the Win and DisaPinting. There are some REALLY BAD pins out there!

J. said...

I actually just wrote a post about a few recipes I made from Pinterest. They all turned out pretty tasty! http://ramblingsofawanderlust.blogspot.com/2013/02/whats-cookin-v2.html
I love actually getting feedback from other people about things they've tried - helps you figure out what's worthwhile to make and what's not!

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